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RMc

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As the 100th anniversary of WWI fades...
« on: November 15, 2019, 05:19:36 pm »
...a song lingers - for a while:

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    Re: As the 100th anniversary of WWI fades...
    « Reply #1 on: November 16, 2019, 07:40:17 pm »
    Truly one of the most frighteningly destructive conflicts in human history - and yet today's young people seem to be blissfully ignorant of it and what it meant for the world they live in. 
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    Re: As the 100th anniversary of WWI fades...
    « Reply #2 on: November 18, 2019, 08:31:50 am »
    I need to look through my kid's world history book to see which of the explanations for why WWI happened is currently in vogue with the high school textbook writers and approvers.

    If I had to venture a guess without looking, it's probably the "It could have been prevented if the leaders of the countries involved weren't idiots" school of thought.  I say this because it conforms with the general belief among the Leftist-Progressive set that previous generations are all stupid or at least ignorant, that the right thinking people of today are so much better and smarter.  Goes along with the "it didn't work because ti wasn't real socialism; we know how to do it right" school of thought.
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    Re: As the 100th anniversary of WWI fades...
    « Reply #3 on: November 21, 2019, 02:00:56 am »
    I have a friend, also a former boss, that wrote a book with his brother about naval battles of WWI.  I asked him what started the war, and his response was "God looked away".  It's as good an explanation as any I've heard.
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